United Rentals taps Scott to lead specialty operations

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Updated Jul 8, 2019

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United Rentals has promoted David Scott  to the position of senior vice president, specialty operations.

In his new position, Scott will lead the company’s Trench Safety, Power and HVAC, Fluid Solutions, Tool Solutions and Reliable Onsite Services Regions businesses, with more than 340 locations in North America. In addition, he will oversee the firm’s Baker operations in the United Kingdom and Europe. United Rentals bought BakerCorp last year, which gave it a European presence for the first time.


Scott’s 28 years of construction industry experience, including 19 years with Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, now HercRentals, where he established and lead that firm’s pump solutions, energy services and entertainment businesses. While at United Rentals he’s served in several capacities, including stints in the company’s Power and HVAC division.

“David Scott will bring added focus and momentum to Specialty Operations as we continue to expand beyond our 340 locations and our portfolio of offerings to drive a customer-focused strategy,” says Paul McDonnell, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, United Rentals.